1) The 100 Meals Challenge
We raised £322.20 on the day enough to feed 26 children lunch when they attend school for a year. This doesn’t include the £40.00 for Christmas cards which will go straight to Mary’s Meals.
Since then more generous donations have come in and we have raised £742.58 towards our target of £1220.00 which means we’re already feeding 61 children for a year when they attend school.
Look out for more events in 2017 or catch up with Beverley at the Kilmun Flea Market on November 26th to buy Christmas cards, or little items for Christmas.
Thank you again
Beverley and Helen
2) Community Gardening
There is some space at the back of the hall, which could be used to site some raised beds, for use by members of the community. If interested please contact the hall using the email to be found in the contact us page on this website
3) The pictures below were taken at the Shore Community Christmas party, (Dec 2016).The party was organised by Blairmore Village trust, and volunteers and attendees came from the three Shore villages. (Many thanks to Ian Gies for the photographs)
Full Hall at Kilmun for a well-received Burns Lunch
Monday January 22 was the date for yet another popular Burns Lunch event at the Younger Hall at Kilmun. This is a long-running tradition at Kilmun and tickets were much sought after as on previous occasions.
Douglas Menzies repeated his previous year’s success as Chairman with well-paced and amusing introductions and summaries to the various traditional speeches. Mike Midgley was the indispensable piper who led in the Haggis held aloft by Ian Wherry.
David Mill gave the Selkirk Grace and Jim Robinson gave a stalwart Address to the Haggis full of verve. He later sang two songs but was not alone in this contribution as Mike Burke also sang a song for the assembled gathering as a delayed encore to his excellent Immortal Memory. That succeeded admirably in being freshly interesting as well as containing traditional elements. Jimmy Gordon supplied the Toast to the Lassies to which Sandra Davidson replied on behalf of the Lassies and both of these speeches were equally entertaining as a minor verbal jousting affair.
Russell Humphreys gave thanks to all concerned especially including the excellent catering team led by Fergus Waddell. He also asked for a special thanks to be made to the Hall Secretary, Helen, who had worked unstintingly to combat the ravages of the recent ‘flu epidemic!
Photos and report by Ian Giles